Conducted a study to explore the impact that pandemic protocol and procedure during the height of COVID-19 has had on the frequency of these sightings in New York City neighborhoods.
We wanted to test whether or not blue light affects memory performance in students.
We surmised that individuals who wore blue light glasses would have better memory recollection.
Climate and temperature changes may greatly affect species that depend on environmental cues for reproduction, migration, and hibernation triggers. The purpose of this study was to test if migration patterns of monarch butterflies were affected by changing climates in New York, specifically in Central Park. We hypothesized that in a changing climate, there would be changes to monarch butterfly phenology and their migration patterns. We predicted that if monarch butterflies are responding to a warmer climate by migrating later, then there would be a later decline in the number of sightings. The data we observed does support our hypothesis. Using iNaturalist data, we observed that most sightings of monarch butterflies were recorded in August. Furthermore, through this study, we’ve determined that citizen data is useful and can lead to significant findings.